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Price reductions at Crocus

by Sarah - August 21st, 2009.
Filed under: Crocus, Price Reductions.

Reduced products at Crocus

black lilyturf
black lilyturf was £6.99 now £4.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: June to AugustHardiness: fully hardyThis small, easy to grow, clump-forming evergreen perennial has strappy, inky purple, grass-like leaves. In summer, small spikes of bell-shaped, pale mauve flowers appear, followed by spherical, dark blue fruit. This unusual plant looks fantastic with other grasses, especially if grouped in tubs or planted into gravel, and it provides a brilliant contrast with silvery plants in sun, or bright green ferns in shade.Garden care: Top-dress plants in autumn with leaf mould.

sage was £5.99 now £4.99
Position: full sunSoil: light, moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well- drained soilRate of growth: average Flowering period: June to October Flower colour: violet-blueOther features: attractive to butterflies and beesHardiness: fully hardyA superb and fairly recent introduction with glowing purple stems loaded with violet-blue flowers from June to October. The grey-green, aromatic foliage also makes an attractive accent in the summer border. A compact variety that is perfect for adding a splash of colour at the front of a well- drained herbaceous border or gravel garden. It thrives in a sunny spot and will become drought tolerant once established. The blooms are a magnet for butterflies and bees.Garden care: To prolong flowering remove the flower spikes as soon they start to fade. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring.
small scabious
small scabious was £5.49 now £4.99
Position: full sunSoil: well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: June to AugustFlower colour: pale lemon yellowOther features: the flowers are highly attractive to butterflies and bees and make a pretty cut posyHardiness: fully hardyThe delicate looking creamy lemon coloured flowers are held aloft on wiry stems throughout summer, adding a sense of movement and lightness to mixed or hebaceous borders. A firm favourite in cottage garden schemes, they also look good in prairie style planting. Garden care: Protect young plants from slug damage using environmentally friendly slug pellets or beer traps. Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering and cut back in autumn to maintain tidy habit and form. It is worth keeping in mind that these plants are biennial or short lived perennials.
cabbage tree
cabbage tree was £8.49 now £6.99
Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: fertile, well-drained soilRate of growth: average to fastFlowering period: July to AugustHardiness: half hardyThis popular, palm-like tree has arching, lance shaped, light green leaves, retained throughout the year. Mature trees produce dramatic white flower spikes that smell exquisite. It's an ideal focal point plant for a sunny, protected border, patio or for the exotic garden. It is also faster growing than the varieties with coloured foliage. In frost-prone areas it's best grown inside a warm greenhouse or conservatory.Garden care: In spring, when new growth appears and all danger of hard frosts has passed, cut back frost-damaged branches to just above the newly formed shoots.